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Our most recommended Illinois Museums & Exhibitions

Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History Ticket or VIP Tour

1. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History Ticket or VIP Tour

Visit the Field Museum of Natural History, one of Chicago's great museums. With more than 35 world-renowned natural history exhibitions, there's something for everyone. Visit the Field Museum of Natural History, which holds over 35 world-renowned natural history exhibitions. Explore subterranean life in the Underground Adventure exhibit. Admire gemstones in the Hall of Gems and one of the largest collections of Chinese jade in North America in the Hall of Jades. Next, follow the stories of the Ice Age mammoth hunters and the temples of the Inca and Aztecs. Visit the Dinosaur Hall Evolving Planet exhibit to mingle with giant sloths, woolly mammoths, Sue, and Maximo. Upgrade to the All-Access Pass to see a 3-D movie and all 3 ticketed special exhibitions. Choose the Early Access VIP Tour option for a one-hour VIP tour of the museum's dinosaurs before the museum opens to the general public. Take pictures with Sue or Maximo without the crowds. Then explore the rest of the museum with an all-access ticket including a 3D movie titled "Waking the T-Rex."

Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour of Chicago

2. Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour of Chicago

Glide around the streets and parks of Chicago on a leisurely 2.5-hour guided Segway tour. Perfect for Chicago newbies and veterans alike, the tour uncovers quirky facts about one of America’s most energetic destinations. Start your Segway experience at Millennium Park and continue to Grant Park to stop and admire the famous Buckingham Fountain. Ride to Museum Campus to soak up spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and beautiful lakefront. The tour includes a training session to become familiar with the unique self-balancing Segways, before exploring the Windy City in a fun and futuristic fashion. Smart, entertaining tour guides work hard to provide you with the experience of a lifetime, and reward you with expansive views of the sea-like Lake Michigan.

Chicago: History Museum Admission Ticket

3. Chicago: History Museum Admission Ticket

Explore the history of Chicago and America through a collection of permanent and temporary exhibits drawn from approximately 22 million holdings. "Chicago: Crossroads of America" explores Chicago’s development and its influence on American history. Explore a treasure trove of historical artifacts, including a chunk of the original Fort Dearborn, a restored original L train car, a re-created jazz club, and the actual first locomotive to operate in Chicago. Use all five senses to discover Chicago’s history with the “Sensing Chicago” exhibit, riding a high-wheel bike, hearing the Great Chicago fire, and even enjoying a famous Chicago-style hot dog. Check out temporary exhibitions on everything from Chicago art to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Chicagoans, to the city's fashion history. Feel the intensity of the Great Chicago Fire and splendor of the World’s Columbian Exposition, explore the sights of bustling Maxwell Street in the 1950s and peer down from an I-beam at the top of the Sears Tower in the 1970s.

Chicago: Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition Entry Ticket

4. Chicago: Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition Entry Ticket

Experience art like never before at the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. Lose yourself in flawless projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s most iconic works of art. Wander through entrancing, moving images that highlight brushstrokes, detail, and color – truly illuminating the mind of the genius. You will be immersed in Van Gogh’s works – from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still life paintings. The installation includes The Potato Eaters, Starry Night, Sunflowers, The Bedroom, and so much more. Witness the organic landscapes of Van Gogh’s imagination, and journey through his brilliance and madness. Astonishing in scale and breathtakingly imaginative, you will experience Van Gogh’s art in a completely new and unforgettable way. The exhibit is designed and conceived by Massimiliano Siccardi, with the soundtrack by Luca Longobardi, both of whom pioneered the original immersive digital art experiences in France. The experience is located in the historic Germania Club Building in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Constructed in 1888, this Victoria-era building has a dramatic ballroom with 35-foot ceilings, large mezzanines, and detailed ornamentation.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago

5. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago

Discover the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. Hop aboard a royal chariot to save the princess on an interactive journey during the Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™: A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell. Explore MINILAND, a Chicago cityscape made entirely out of over 1.5 million LEGO Bricks. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. Trek into a LEGO Jungle Expedition and come face to face with incredible life-size LEGO jungle animals including tigers, hippos, and monkeys. Follow the quiz trail to learn fun facts about the LEGO jungle friends.

Chicago: Art Institute Skip-the-Line Tour with Guide

6. Chicago: Art Institute Skip-the-Line Tour with Guide

Experience a guided tour around some of the world’s greatest and most iconic art pieces at the Art Institute of Chicago. Avoid the crowds and lines and meet your expert guide at the Institute 30 minutes before opening time. Explore the expansive collection, learning more about both contemporary and classic pieces. Although the museum usually hosts 1.79 million people per year, you will be able to stroll among the pieces at leisure, getting up close and personal with works by famous and infamous artists like Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. The Art Institute of Chicago is home to the greatest collection of Impressionist artwork in the world. Your guide will provide expert information on the collection and the museum’s history and hidden gems.

Chicago: Immersive Frida Kahlo Exhibition Entry Ticket

7. Chicago: Immersive Frida Kahlo Exhibition Entry Ticket

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of history's most iconic artwork. Using state-of-the-art technology, the 360-degree experience invites you immerse yourself inside her colorful and vibrant world as never before. Stroll through the Lighthouse Immersive gallery and see the Mexico-born artist’s work come to life on a grand scale. The mesmerizing, large-scale projections, accompanied by a ravishing musical score, will sweep you up as you encounter Frida as never before. Discover the people, events, and obstacles that made her the extraordinary woman she was. Kahlo’s art has been described as magic realism – blending realistic depictions of her life with fantastical elements to reflect her inner thoughts and struggles. Brave and brutally honest, Kahlo transferred her fears and pain onto canvas in a way that resonates even more powerfully with us today. Kahlo used art to empower herself and, in so doing, has become one of the most beloved and popular artists of all time.

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What people are saying about Illinois

The City Pass made it so easy to go from place to place except Shedd’s Aquarium. They were not going to let us use them because it wasn’t an actual ticket, we finally had to get some from security to get us in! But that wasn’t CityPass issue, that was a training issue at the aquarium. We were not the only ones with this issues.

It was a very good idea to have bought the GoCity, we really saved a lot on tickets. It would be great if they included a map indicating the places to be able to put together an itinerary and not waste time on transfers.

Accidentally reserved the wrong day but was able to get into every attraction promptly with no issues. Went straight through as advertised. Very pleased.

Great time excellent displays and very informative descriptions. Staff very grand helpful.

Great place to take your family and plenty to learn.